If your HVAC bills are skyrocketing from heating and cooling your home
by using the air conditioner in the summer and heating in the winter,
you may want to consider installing
fireplace inserts near Seattle. Fireplace inserts can save you money on your energy bills as they are
more energy-efficient than traditional fireplaces. While a fireplace insert
is a significant initial investment, it will save you money in the long
run. Keep reading for tips on choosing the best fireplace inserts for you.
Just as some air conditioner units are adjusted differently, fireplace
inserts have various types of temperature controls. Some inserts feature
one-touch temperature adjustment to keep you comfortable with ease. Others
have remote temperature control, so you can adjust the thermometer from
across the room. Programmable thermostats with wall control units are
also an option.
You can choose your fireplace insert based on your preferences or the size
of your current fireplace. Some fireplace inserts are designed to fit
into small areas, while others are very large. You can find inserts that
jut away from the masonry for more radiant heat, or inserts that have
a less visible look by sitting inside your fireplace.
Do you have a preference for what type of fuel your fireplace insert runs
on? Pellet models run on biofuels, such as wood pellets, corn, sunflower
seeds, wheat, and other natural materials. There are also smoke-free wood-burning
options for those that prefer a traditional fuel source without the mess
or telltale smell of a traditional furnace. Prefer not to feed the fire?
You can choose an insert that runs on gas—these models are especially
easy and convenient to turn on and off.
You can choose from a variety of heat outputs, depending on how big the
room is that you are looking to heat. Most of the available options heat
areas of between 1,500 and 3,000 square feet. Some inserts also include
fans or convection blowers that you can adjust to get the temperature
in your room just right.